William Clark, a biracial high school senior at Democracy Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada, allegedly failed his "Sociology of Change" course last year because he refused to confess his "white dominance" as part of the course requirement.
Gabrielle Clark, William's mother, filed a lawsuit against the school in December, seeking "monetary damages ... for the damage done to William Clark's future academic and professional prospects, and for the Defendants' deliberate and protracted harassment, emotional abuse, and violation of Plaintiffs' Constitutional Rights."
As part of the course, students were also asked to "undo and unlearn" their "beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that stem from oppression," according to the Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism.
"Our curriculum teaches students about American democracy and movements for social change throughout our history," the school said in a statement. "We strongly disagree with how the curriculum has been characterized in this filing."